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people that we can still do big things and so he will make the case to congressional leaders that we must reject the politics of least resistance and take on this critical challenge. joining us now is the senate's top republican who will be a key participant in today's talks. senator mitch mcconnell. welcome back to "fox news sunday." >> glad to be here. >> let's start with what happened and from your perspective, where do things stand now ahead of this meeting tonight at the white house. >> well, unfortunately, as the speaker said, they are insisting on the white house and congressional democrats, insisting on really big tax increases as a condition to do anything on the spending side. bret, we believe the president was right back in december when he signed a two-year extension of the current tax rates of raising taxes in the middle of this economic situation we're in is a terrible idea. i mean, just look at the unemployment figures last friday. all the arguments the president used in december still work today. there's an additional issue in addition to the unemployment at work here, it
's analysis. labor big boss says the election season features sometimes a delusional president. if you think our president has problems check out his counterpart in iran. live from the studio in washington, this is "special report." good evening. i'm bret baier. we begin with washington's version of the irresistible force versus the unmovable object. president obama today said there will be no agreement on the debt ceiling if republicans don't budge on taxes. house speaker john boehner responded by saying that the house cannot pass a tax increase. the two sides met for another round of negotiations. white house correspondent mike emanuel has the latest. plus word of something that was apparently on the table for a while. >> trying to reach a grand debt deal, the sources say president obama offered to raise the medicare eligibility age from 65 to 67. there was also discussion of moving to actuarial tables deciding age eligibility rather than congress setting it. sources say there was no agreement because it was part of a package deal that mr. obama insisted also include increased tax revenues
that is not the whole story? >>guest: you are right. people forget, and i forgot that obamacare, the big health care reform bill had half a trillion of new taxes over the next 10 years including tax on health insurance companies on investment income and hospitals and pharmacy companies and on employers so it is a major tax increase, the biggest ever in the last 25 years. people forgot about it so when democrats say to make it balances we need a tax increase, what we wrote today, didn't you just pass a big tax increase last year? you want $1 trillion increase on top of that? >> and so many of the tax increases do not come online until years down the road, so, although it was passed, and you think you may not have been slapped with it yet, in 2013 and 2015 and 2018 you will be. >>guest: gentleman that is why people for got. they did not take place until 20 thin or 2014 and some in 2018 for the health care plan. the question we have to ask, then, can the economy really get out of the rut with 9.2 percent unemployment and 14 million unemployed with $500 billion tax increase already in the works and, the
for john boehner, i think boehner was exactly right, his instincts were let's get a big deal, the problem is he couldn't sell it to his caucus dominated by tea party who consider themselves patriots, but this -- >> six months ago you heard bill talking about it with stuart varney, said we shouldn't be raising taxes in a down economy. andrea. >> he's absolutely right. these crazy tea partiers that bob loves to blast every chance he gets have the same position that president obama essentially had in 2006 when he said we shouldn't vote to raise the debt ceiling and if we did it would be irresponsible so the president, big political issues on the line but i agree with bob in one respect, john boehner has real trouble within his conference. there are members of the gop caucus that have come out and said we're not voting for any kind of deal as long as it includes raising the debt ceiling so boehner does have to work with democrats. big challenges on both sides. heather: democrats bob certainly have a problem, a lot of them are saying no cuts to social security, no cuts to medicare, no cuts to
jobs for christie's auction house, sure they are. for big, strong. >> i want to see numbers. you said millionaires and billionaires what he means are people making over $250,000. >> we already got the tax increases in obamacare. he has already passed taxes. now he wants taxes. >> name one tax increase? >> obamacare, conveniently not until 2014. >> not true. >> i give you credit. boehner is in a difficult spot because of the members of his con france that says he won't vote for anything, any kind of deal because we won't vote to raise the debt ceiling. he has to work with them. >> not all of you do not think it's a little difficult for boehner when people say nothing, absolutely nothing? grover norquist from k-street, he ought to be sent to gitmo as a terrorist for being a national. >> now you finally like gitmo. >> i like it for grover. that's for sure. >> can i make one other point? keep in mind the debt ceiling increase is not for the new spending but to pay for money appropriated by democrats and republicans alike. >> wait, wait, wait. what are you talking about? >> time-out. what
tomorrow night, and that's on big fox. >>shepard: and 23 minutes past 3:00 on wall street, a lot of this is about our debt crisis in the united states and more so in europe where italy has joined "we're in trouble crowd," the markets do not like it and the dow jones industrial average is off considerably 1.4 percent with just about 37 minutes left in the trading day. a major security concern across the river from new york city, at newark, new jersey, at the lebanonty international airport after a crew found a stun gun stuffed in the back pocket of a seat. though discovered the weapon after the jet landed with 96 passengers on the plane were fine and off the plane. and an certify file spokesman says it does not look as if the stun gun was meant to be used in an attack but how did it get past airport security. they were probably very carefully watching out for your 3.2 ounce bottle of conditioner. and now, live from the new york city news room. what are the authorities saying? >>guest: a remarkable story. and the f.b.i. leading the investigation into what does appear to be a fully
. they are testing to see if this might work. big news coming out of washington. president obama says there will be a deal to raise the debt limit by the 2nd of august deadline. but the president insists that deal has to include tax hikes for the richest of all rich americans. something republicans are still refusing to accept. the president and house speaker john boehner spelling out their demands at a news conference or series of news conferences today before the latest rounds of talks at the white house. the president saying he is bent over backwards to work with g.o.p. leaders on spending cuts and that he is willing to take significant heat from his own party. now, he says it's time for republicans to do the same. the president used himself as an example as really someone who can afford to give up a few tax dollars. >> i do not want and i will not accept a deal in which i am asked to do nothing in fact, i'm able to keep hundreds of thousands of dollars in additional income that i don't need. if you don't have revenues, it means you are putting more of a burden on the people who ca
would the president come out today and hold this news conference if he didn't have something big to announce? >> reporter: well, i think it may be a matter of using the bully pulpit of the presidency of the united states, essentially putting publish pressure on lawmakers so come back to the bargaining table with some serious ideas that they're willing to give a bit to find a deal. and so it's the president being able to -- the power of the presidency being able to take his case directly to the american public to say here's what i want to do, here's why we have to do it, and here's why we need these other people to get in line or get on board. and so we will see if it helps to make his case or whether it causes the respective constituencies to say well, that's just wrong, we're not going to do that, and whether it, you know, extends the impasse or whether it leads to an ultimate breakthrough. it's not clear at this point. >> and there is the bully pulpit that mike was referring to. mike emanuel, thank you very much, we'll see you after the president speaks. again, we're waiting fo
a big misunderstanding. the 18-year-old placed what was feared to be a bomb near the beam structure in chicago's millennium park. it wasn't a bomb. it was two bricks duct taped together with wires hanging out of it, a prop from a sci-fi costume he wore to a convention. he was charged with disorderly conduct. a scare for defense secretary leon panetta. three rockets slammed into baghdad's green zone on day two of his visit there. the secretary is fine and no one else was hurt. panetta flew to baghdad from afghan t afghanistan and he's meeting with leaders there and meeting with u.s. troops. early wake-up call on the shuttle atlantis. >> ♪ i get knocked down i get back up again i get knocked down i get back up again ♪ >> seems like i just heard it on the radio yesterday. waking up to the song and today they will be supplying a supply module on the outside of the international space station using a robotic arm and they'll prepare for a space walk tomorrow. meantime, nasa keeping a close eye on some space degree that could come dangerously close to the space station. the duke and d
are nowhere near that. that's a big gap between 18,000 and 250, i don't need to tell you. so president obama since he took office, we have seen the economy lose two and a half million jobs. that's a fact. that's just the raw numbers that are out there. so there's a lot of questions about what kind of impact the economy will have on president obama's re-election hopes. take a listen to how the treasury secretary, tim geithner, responded to that question about the president's economic record. listen to this. >> you talk about what's good for the economy, a lot of this discussion about debt is, ultimately, to free up space for jobs to be created. it's not happening. people are still out of work. here's the charter of the president's economic record, this is based on government information, treasury department, u.s. bureau of labor stats. unemployment, 7.3% on inauguration date, up to 9.2% with the latest report, you see the debt figures up 35% -- >> let me just say, that's a ridiculous table. martha: that is a ridiculous table. we're going to talk about that. is it? we've got a fair and balance
him and keeping my faith they will be okay. >> but one big difference. the jury in the susan smith trial found her guilty and sentenced her to life in prison. joining me is the prosecutor from the trial tommy pope. he is now a member of the south carolina house of representatives. thank you for joining me today. i want a reaction to what the professor celebrate. it was poignant as a defense attorney he did not celebrate even when he got an acquittal. >> as a prosecutor and attorney you are human and by the same token we deal in tragedy and would i disappointed on the case and didn't turn out absolutely. would i be excite federal it did turn out. it is really about justice. there is a life lost in the case and the media coverage saying and we are numb to it. about really no body understands about seeking death and what that means. we get comfortable with it, but the truth is, we are deal lives and serious situations. >> in the case was susan smith you sought the death penalty and she got life without paroll. >> life with parole. >>im sorry, she has a potential of parole. >> about 10
and knew they were not missing. >> and keeping my faith that they're going to be okay. >> but one big difference, the jury in the susan smith trial found her guilty and sentenced her to life in prison. joining me is the prosecutor from that trial, tommy pope, since that time, tommy is now a member of the south carolina house of representatives. tommy, thank you for joining me today and i want to first get a reaction to what professor dershowitz said regarding celebrating. i thought it was poignant that as a defense attorney he he said he did not celebrate even when he got acquittal. >> i think you know, as a prosecutor and attorney you're human, but by the same token we deal in tragedy and so, would i be disappointed if i was on the case and didn't turn out, absolutely. happy or excited if it did turn out, but it's really about justice. there was life lost, the media coverage thing, we're kind of numb to it. you alluded to earlier, nobody understands about seeking death and what that really means. we get kind of comfortable with it, but the truth is we're dealing with lives and we're
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